MIA: History: International: Communist International: International Press Correspondence — 1923 Volume 3

International Press Correspondence
1923
The international press service of the Communist International

Produced in multiple languages this journals, published irregularly but striving for a 3 times a week publication in a many languages was aimed at the daily and weekly newspapers of the various sections of the Comintern.

Published, variously, in Berlin, 1921-1923; published in Vienna, 1924-1929; published again in Berlin, 1930-32; English edition published in London, by H.R.G. Jefferson, 1934-1938

Back to the main Inprecor age


Beginning in June 2018 the Riazanov Library digital archive project has begun to complete the fragmentary runs of International Press Correspondence which it had made available previously. We seek to make available a complete run of freely downloadable digital images of this important publication for its first thirteen years, 1921 through 1934.

Files were generated from scans of original paper holdings of the Holt Labor Library of San Francisco and Tim Davenport, as well as the microfilm editions from the Library of Congress and the Communist Party of Great Britain. Several hundred additional original issues have also been obtained directly by the Riazanov project from a radical bookseller. An additional microfilm resource is also being pursued with a view to provision of optimum images.

Our intention is to provide maximum legibility for every one of these rare issues of this important publication. Work continues apace

Dr. Martin Goodman,
Riazanov Library Digital Archive Project
15 July, 2018

Scans here have been made from:

YIVO: scanned from color xerographic photocopies made from original pages of Inprecor at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. YIVO very kindly and generously allow me to copy, from its extraordinary and unique holdings of original paper of the early 1920s issues of Inprecor, images of six of the seven issues we were previously lacking in this presentation of 1923 Inprecor. I am extremely grateful to this world renowned archive for allowing this. [Unfortunately they did not hold a copy of one of those seven missing issues: Issue 6 in the regular series from 1923 ... not the Weekly Edition series.]

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original paper
Overwhelmingly by far the best quality scans here we are mostly able to render such original paper as crisp black text on pure white background in our scans, at higher resolution than is practical for the microfilm scans, and yet in 4 or more times as compact scans, because these can be properly and clearly scanned in single bit BW, as opposed to the microfilm that requires gray scale scanning in order to capture the terrible images on the film. cpgb
CP Great Britain microfilm in 1970
In the majority of cases this filming provides execrable image quality, with text loss in gutters of the volumes imaged, due to the gross incompetence of those making the film who failed to unbind the volumes in questions, and other major problems, including poor handling of optical print thru of text from back of page to front of page. 1926 (for now our ONLY source of 1926 issues is the cpgb film) consists of some of the absolute worst, just barely readable, images from this filmin. However, some of the cpgb scans (1921 and 1931, for example) aren't that bad. And in many cases, at least for now, they're all we have. Until we gain access to other filmings or, ideally, original paper.
LOC
Library of Congress microfilm
Library of Congress microfilm: Relatively much better image quality than CP GB film series, but with problems to fading of some text, and representation of uneven brown-ness of the paper as distracting uneven grayness of the background. stan
Stanford University / Hoover Library microfilm
Hoover Library filmed a large amount of Inprecor, and we are working at this time on getting a look at that film, acquiring copies, and scanning as appropriate to further enhance the completeness and quality of our archive here. Sadly, they did not have access to other than very fragmentary runs of issues prior to 1925. But they may end up being our best source of 1926 issues, to replace the truly AWFUL stuff we currently have up from the cpgb film.
YIVO


Special Note concerning the 1923 issues

In 1923 it appears there were two "series" of Inprecor issues:

(1) What for want of a better name we can call the "regular" series... numbered sequentially from v23n01 Jan 03, 1923 and up, through what may be the last issue, number 74, Dec 30, 1923.

(2) Another series that started out as physically separate issues v03n01 on Jan 11, 1923, with the words "Weekly Edition" printed in call caps, boldface, and underlined at the top center of the cover page.

For the first 12 issues the Weekly Edition series remained as a separate series publication. It appears there are two each of v03nxx for xx = 01 through 12. Each given issue number has a separate, differently-dated issue for the regular series and the Weekly series in this period.

Issue 12 of the Weekly Series is v03n12 March 29, 1923.
Issue 12 of the regular series is v03n12 February 01, 1923.

After issue 12 of the Weekly Series, it appears the Weekly Series content was merged with regular series issues. That is, some [not all] of the regular series issues were also "Weekly Series Issues".

Regular Series issues that were also Weekly Series issues do not have the words "Weekly Edition" (or anything else to that effect) anywhere in them. However, it appears a combined Weekly and Regular series issue is indicated by the presence of a second number, in brackets [] after the first issue number.

The first of these that we see is for issue 13 of the Weekly Series, which is also issue 31 of the regular series: v03n31[13] April 05 1923.

From there on, at weekly intervals, there appear regular series numbers that have, additionally, a bracketed issue number following the regular series number that appears to indicate these are combined regular series and weekly edition series issues. Sometimes there are regular series number issues of Inprecor without added bracketed numbers between those issues that do have added bracketed numbers.

Oddly, for some of the combined regular and weekly 1923 issues, on pages after the first page, the notation of issue number at the top corner of the pages is the Weekly issue number. For many others, it is the regular issue number. It would appear at some point they changed their minds about what convention to use in deriving the issue number to be printed on pages other than the first page of the issue.

The final 1923 Inprecor issue we have scanned from microfilm (my sources include film made by the Communist Party of Great Britain, film made by the Library of Congress, and film made by the Hoover Library) is regular series number 74. This issue is also (bracketed) weekly series number [50], dated December 30, 1923.

Special thanks to Tim Davenport for puzzling all the above out.

Martin H. Goodman MD
Director, Riazanov Library digital archive projects
Board of Directors Holt Labor Library
San Pablo, CA August 2018


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1923


This first set of issues is from the weekly edition of Inprecor. The combined weekly & regular editions follows these below

Vol 3, No. 1, January 16, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 2, January 18, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 3, January 26, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN] Alternative edition [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 4, February 1, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN] Alternative edition [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 5, February 8, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN] Alternative edition [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 6, February 15, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 7, February 22, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 8, March 1, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 9 March 8, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 10, March 15, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 11, March 22, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN]
Vol 3, No. 12, March 29, 1923 [Weekly issue, STAN] Alternative edition [LOC]

Regular issues and combined Regular and Weekly (those that have bracketed issue numbers) issues

Vol 3, No. 1, January 3, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 2, January 5, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 3, January 9, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 4, January 10, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 5, January 12, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 6, 1923 missing
Vol 3, No. 7, January 18, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 8, January 19, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 8, January 19, 1923 – Special Number [STAN] 1 page in length
Vol 3, No. 9, January 23, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 10, January 25, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 11, January 30, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 12, February 1, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 12, March 29, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 13, February 6, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 14, February 8, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol. 3, No. 15, February 13, 1923 [YIVO]
Vol. 3, No. 16, February 15, 1923 [YIVO]
Vol 3, No. 17, February 17, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 18, February 22, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol. 3, No. 19, February 22, 1923 [YXR]
Vol 3, No. 19a, February 22, 1923 [LOC]
Vol. 3, No. 20, February 27, 1923 [YIVO]
Vol 3, No. 21, February 27, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 22, March 1, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 23, March 6, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 24, March 8, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 25, March 13, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 26, March 15, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 27, March 20, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 28, March 22, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 28, March 22, 1923 – Supplement to Issue 28 [STAN] 1 page in length
Vol 3, No. 29, March 27, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 29, March 27, 1923 [YIVO]
Vol 3, No. 31[13], April 5, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 32[14], April 12, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 33[15], April 22, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 34[16], April 26, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 35[17], May 22, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 36[18], May 22, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 37[19], May 17, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative STAN version]
Vol 3, No. 38[20], May 18, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 39[21], May 24, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 40[22], May 31, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 41[23], June 7, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 42[24], June 7, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 43[25], June 14, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 44[26], June 21, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 45, June 22, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 46, June 28, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 47[27], June 28, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 48[28], July 5, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 49, July 12, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 51[29], July 12, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 51[30], July 19, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 52, July 23, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 53[31], July 26, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 54[32], August 2, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 55[33], August 9, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 56[34], August 16, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 57[35], August 23, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 58[36], August 30 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 59[37], September 6, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 60[38], September 13, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 61[39], September 20, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 62[40], September 27, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 63, September 29, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 64[41], October 4, 1923 [LOC] — [Alternative CPGB version]
Vol 3, No. 65, October 6 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 66[42], October 11, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 67[43], October 18, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 68[44], October 27, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 69[45], November 1, 1923 [STAN]
Vol 3, No. 70[46], November 8, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 71[47], November 15, 1923 [LOC]
Vol 3, No. 72[48], November 22, 1923 [YXR]
Vol 3, No. 73[49], December 22, 1923 [CPGB]
Vol 3, No. 74[50], December 29, 1923 [CPGB]


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